Technology review: Free flight app Flyskyhy

How close? The app makes navigating airspace simple

How close? The app makes navigating airspace simple

UK pilot Tim Pentreath has been on the hunt for the killer free-flight app ever since he got his iPhone. Now he thinks he’s found it.

Flyskyhy is the one, he has decided. On a post on his blog he reviews the app, comparing it with much more expensive flight instrument options and concludes that is indeed the holy grail of apps for paragliding or hang gliding. “In a word, excellent,” he says.

The screen is bright and the map is very clear and uncluttered, and it’s all really easy to use with a capacitive stylus. Airspace proximity alerts flash up when you get within the distances you specify in the settings, and you can’t ignore them due to the loud klaxon alarm that sounds! They stay on screen for a few seconds before disappearing, leaving you free to zoom in and concentrate on navigating around them.

Read the full review on his blog.


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